Switch Teardown - Kailh / Novelkeys BOX Navy switches

Got a bunch of these in the post, interesting stuff ^^ . Hope you enjoy the video! :)

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"Tactile As All FUCK" - Love that quote :).

Yes the Navies rule indeed. They have to be installed in a keyboard to truly appreciate their uniqueness here.

For the first time in history a Cherry MX styled switch that kicks Arse, onya Kailh.
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I'm tempted to make a board out of those navys, but isn't it weird it gives tactile and clicky feedback when unpressed?
That's really the major thing stopping me for now, I'd love to hear from someone using a board with navys or jades.
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I like it how it's assumed by default that "more tactile" = progress. There are *some* people (me included of course) that only want a little tactility (yes, a la MX Brown) because they feel it, and don't want to break their fingers at every key press, in the name of better tactility :P If tactility is the clickyness of the touching, a whisper is enough.
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And as always - holy sh!t Tom :) I love your videos
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Laser wrote:I like it how it's assumed by default that "more tactile" = progress. There are *some* people (me included of course) that only want a little tactility (yes, a la MX Brown) because they feel it, and don't want to break their fingers at every key press, in the name of better tactility :P If tactility is the clickyness of the touching, a whisper is enough.
This is an excellent point, and one I'm well aware of. There is definitely such a thing as "too much" tactility, even for me. However, the point I'm coming from here is that "more tactile" does not necessarily equal progress, but "more tactile than MX brown" definitely does :p . As I mentioned in the video I don't want to bore people by keeping on beating this point, but I think it's important to stress the capabilities of this design in that it can achieve a degree of tactility that MX switches simply CANNOT achieve. Whether this particular configuration is ideal I'm not sure; I'll see when I get a board of them together :) .
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Does the slider create a bottom out noise?

If they would rubber coat the thingy the clickbar hits, it would become a nice and tactile silent switch :)
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Starck wrote:Does the slider create a bottom out noise?

If they would rubber coat the thingy the clickbar hits, it would become a nice and tactile silent switch :)
This is probably a very poor solution as it's hard to guarantee consistent performance using this system.
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Starck wrote:Does the slider create a bottom out noise?

If they would rubber coat the thingy the clickbar hits, it would become a nice and tactile silent switch :)

This is what it is, a TACTILE switch that actually makes noise, there's no way around this fundamental fact.

Anyone wanting silence then buy a membrane keyboard and enjoy the quiet, yet boring existence :lol: .
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Haha this switch is not for me then. I like tactility but dont like the noise that comes with it.

Anyone tried the kbdfans Aliaz switch yet?
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This is what jades sound like, if you want to know. Silent, they are not xD

This is the keyboard being used, it is a LFK78.
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